Facilitating Better Group Work for Successful Integrated Projects

Presentation Files: 
Presentation Category: 
Curriculum Integration
Presentation Description: 
Effective student teams are a key to success in project-based learning. However, too often projects do not succeed because students fail to work effectively in groups. How can teachers create effective groups and help students develop group-work skills? This session draws from research and the experiences of practitioners to answer these questions. In the applied-learning part of the session, attendees participate in a team-building experience and tie their experiences to implications for classroom practice.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
Paula M. (Penni) Hudis
Director, Pathway and Curriculum Development
Additional Presenter 1
Additional Presenter 1: 
Pier Sun Ho
Associate Director, Pathway and Curriculum Development
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance